ALSN will offer 2 pre-conference workshops on Saturday morning
Registration includes breakfast and coffee/tea. Click below for more information!
Workshop 1: Improving Nurse Well-Being: The Workforce Engagement for Compassionate Advocacy, Resilience, and Empowerment (WE CARE) Program
This workshop will review the basic structure and guiding principles of our program, developed by and for nurses to address the moral distress, burnout, and accumulated stressors exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Our certified Nurse Professional Development Specialists for Wellness will teach participants to use one element of our program, Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® and allow them to practice the skills associated with this brain-based method.
Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Rachel Z. Booth Endowed Chair in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama, joined the UAB faculty in 2008 after a 26-year career in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, retiring as Colonel. In the military, she held positions as staff nurse, nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, LPN instructor, and CE Administrator. After earning her PhD, she was Nursing Research Director at Walter Reed Army Medical Center followed by Chief, Department of Nursing Science at the Academy of Health Sciences. At UAB she teaches/mentors students in the PhD and Executive DNP Programs. She conducts research on nursing’s contributions to patient safety and quality care outcomes. The recipient of over $12M in federal grants, she is currently working on projects evaluating the impact of the pandemic on the nursing workforce and on patient care, as well as interventions to assist in the post-pandemic psychological recovery of nurses. Dr. Patrician Co-Directs of the VA Quality Scholars program at the Birmingham VA site and mentors post-doctoral nurses, physicians, and pharmacists in quality improvement and improvement science activities. She has co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Patrician earned a BSN from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; MSN (Critical Care) from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio; and PhD in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Workshop 2: From Practice to Politics: Developing Political Competence to Advance Nursing
This workshop will provide an overview of the legislative process and identify ways to develop political competence to advance nursing.
Eileen S. Meyer, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, LSSGB
Lindsey Harris began her nursing journey as a student-athlete at Samford University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in Business. Harris later received her MSN with a concentration in family practice and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. Dr. Lindsey Harris holds a faculty appointment with the UAB School of Nursing. Harris is the first person of color to serve as president of the Alabama State Nurses Association in 107 years. Harris advances the organization’s mission to promote nursing excellence and the vision of being the professional voice of registered nurses. Lindsey is actively involved in working within the community as the past President of the Birmingham Black Nurses Association Inc. She is also a member of the Hispanic Nurses Association, Philippine Nurses of Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Dr. Harris was awarded the Advanced Practice Nurse and Staff Nurse of the Year awards by the National Black Nurses Association. She received the Living Legacy and Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year awards from Samford University. UAB School of Nursing awarded her the Joann Barnett Compassionate Care Award, and in 2021 recognized her with the 70 Visionary Leader Award. Dr. Harris is now completing a fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Health Policy. As a public servant in the House of Representatives, Harris serves as a Legislative Fellow in Representative Lauren Underwoods' office working towards advancing women’s health equity worldwide.